RacketTune vs. ERT300

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Joonas, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Joonas

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    Hi guys,
    I use RacketTune for checking my stringing jobs. I find it great for measuring my consistency and also keeping log of previous jobs and monitoring the tension loss.

    Now I am just wondering how RacketTune's DT measurements compare to ones of ERT300?

    I would not like to buy ERT300 just to find out that RacketTune is giving me comparable results.
     
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  2. Joonas

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    No one has played with these two? Maybe I have to then...
     
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  3. Red001

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    I use ERT-300 for couple of years and quite happy with it ... Can you place a link to RacketTune - just wondering what is it?
     
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    racquetTune
     
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  5. luishcorreia

    luishcorreia Professional

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    I have used racquet tune.. Can't say if it's accurate because I have no comparison. I measure a racquet strung at 22k and it reads something like 20k. Them I just record variations in tension. I have looked at the other gizmo... But found it too expensive for home self stringing
     
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  6. Joonas

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    I am using Racquet Tune all the time. The DT reading is of interest to me. I have feeling that it is pretty accurate but still missing the benchmark to other ways to measure DT.

    Also I would like to understand is there variation in "real" DT values when using different string types.
     
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  7. mad dog1

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    it doesn't have to be accurate as long as it's consistent because you're only using the value as a reference point anyways.
     
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    Yes and no. As said it is consistent enough for reference. But I just want be able to compare "absolute" DTs. See my point?
     
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  9. mad dog1

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    understood your point, but still say who cares? because once you've determined what racquettune measurement plays and feels best for a specific racquet, that's the measurement you should try to achieve every time. to achieve this measurement, sometimes you're going to find you need to adjust up or down from your reference tension depending on the string. this is true even if the 2 strings are in the same family because some polys have a higher or lower coefficient of friction than others so will either lose more or less tension to the crosses as you go along. therefore knowing the absolute DT is kind of pointless.
     
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  10. Rjtennis

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    Then you will have to buy an ERT. RT is great as a reference point though. I've been pretty impressed with the ERT's I've used but don't own one myself.
     
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  11. SwankPeRFection

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    RT has been very accurate for me. Set my drop weight to 44. Strung it up, then measured string factor using left over string. Measured bed. Read 45.x LBS. That's pretty close considering the weight placement is analog.
     
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